GRID Polar Division News

Portraits of Resilience opens at the Field Museum of Natural History
The images and stories are compelling. High school students in four Arctic communities have photographed and written about the changes they are seeing in their regions due to rapid climate change. And now they’ll be seen by people in the hometown of U.S. President Barak Obama.
Tuesday 05 Oct 2010
Arctic Biodiversity Assessment report to be launched at the IPY Oslo Science Conference
The Arctic Biodiversity Assessment report will be launched at the largest ever gathering of polar scientists in Oslo, at the International Polar Year Science Conference.
Wednesday 09 Jun 2010
UNEP/GRID-Arendal at the International Polar Year Oslo Science Conference!
Members of GRID’s Polar Programme are attending the International Polar Year 2007-2008 Oslo Science Conference, taking place from the 8th to the 12th June. The IPY Oslo Science Conference is to demonstrate, strengthen, and extend IPY’s remarkable accomplishments in science and outreach – and is the largest ever gathering of polar scientists to take place, with over 2000 participants.
Wednesday 09 Jun 2010
Rapid Changes for Arctic Flora and Fauna
Arctic Biodiversity Assessment – Arctic Biodiversity Trends 2010: Selected indicators of change report Unique Arctic habitats for flora and fauna, including sea ice, tundra, lakes, and peatlands have been disappearing over recent decades, and some characteristic Arctic species have shown a decline. The changes in Arctic Biodiversity have global repercussions and are further creating challenges for people living in the Arctic.
Friday 28 May 2010
Indigenous leaders in the Arctic sign The Moscow Declaration at the 5th Arctic Indigenous Leaders Summit
Representatives of indigenous peoples of seven circumpolar countries met in Moscow between the 14-15 April 2010 to discuss prospects for the development  in the Arctic in the context of intensifying industrial development under conditions of climate change in the Arctic. The outcome of the Summit - the Moscow Declaration - "Industrial Development of the Arctic under climate change" 
Thursday 06 May 2010
Update from MSV partner Climate Law and Policy Project at climate change negotiations in Bangkok
Alyssa Johl, from MSV partner Climate Law and Policy Project, shares her impressions of the 4th day of climate change negotiations in Bangkok.
Monday 05 Oct 2009
Many Strong Voices act on climate change
Driven by the need to protect the cultures and livelihoods of countries and regions most affected by climate change, representatives of Arctic communities and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) have joined in calling for action before it is too late.
Wednesday 25 Jun 2008
Climate change hitting Arctic faster, harder
New Arctic climate report, prepared by WWF with inputs from the UNEP Key Polar Centre at GRID-Arendal
Friday 25 Apr 2008
GRID-Arendal at the UN climate change meetings in Bali
GRID-Arendal is working at the UNFCCC meetings in Bali with many partners from different parts of the world. Activities include coordinating activities under Many Strong Voices; holding consultations on a draft of UNEP's Indigenous People's policy; and working with CICERO to promote the messages from the UNEP Global Outlook on Ice and Snow.
Monday 03 Dec 2007
Planet’s Tougher Problems Persist, UN Report Warns
Nairobi/New York, 25 October: The United Nations Environment Programme says that major threats to the planet such as climate change, the rate of extinction of species, and the challenge of feeding a growing population are among the many that remain unresolved, and all of them put humanity at risk.
Thursday 25 Oct 2007